As businesses around the world accept the idea of accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method, e-commerce giant Amazon seems to be considering this option. At least this is implied by the new position posted on the company’s official website. Amazon currently does not accept cryptocurrency as a payment method on its website, and is now looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of head of digital currency and blockchain products. According to the list, the promoted candidates will play a key role in formulating “Amazon’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap.”
If candidates must advance, they must have expertise in the field of “blockchain, distributed ledgers, central bank digital currency and cryptocurrency”. Listed companies will use this knowledge to “develop a case for the capabilities that should be developed, drive the overall vision and product strategy, and gain support and investment from leaders for new capabilities.”
According to Amazon Jobs, the position is located in Seattle, Washington and is a member of the Payments Acceptance & Experience team. This position will involve the development of a roadmap covering “customer experience, technology strategy and capabilities, and startup strategy.”
The job listing strongly suggests that the company is willing to accept cryptocurrency, albeit in the future. This may mean that Amazon accepts Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as payment for orders. A company spokesperson further confirmed this. CoinDesk quoted the company’s spokesperson as saying, “We are inspired by innovations in the cryptocurrency field and are exploring what this can do to look like on Amazon. We believe that the future will be based on supporting modern, On top of the new technology of fast and cheap payment, and hope to bring the future to Amazon customers as soon as possible.”
The list reiterated that candidates need to “have an in-depth understanding of the digital/encrypted currency ecosystem and related technologies.”
In May of this year, Apple also expressed similar interest in cryptocurrencies, when it listed the vacancies for a business development manager with experience in the cryptocurrency industry. The listed company said that candidates will be required to lead its alternative payment partner program.
“We are looking for professionals who have proven themselves in global alternative and emerging payment solutions,” the listed company said, implying that it may accept cryptocurrency payments.